The top basketball highlights across Africa as action continue in Senegal and Tanzania


As the basketball season unfolds across the African continent, a flurry of activities has captured the attention of fans and enthusiasts alike.

From strategic bids for hosting rights to commemorative ceremonies honoring champions, here’s a roundup of the latest developments in African basketball:

Senegal Mulls Bid for U18 African Championship: Senegal, eager to showcase its prowess in youth basketball, is contemplating a bid to host the U18 African Championships. With plans to utilize the Marius Ndiaye Gymnasium, the country aims to reignite the fervor of basketball aficionados in Dakar.

Tanzania Basketball Federation Engages Stakeholders: The Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) recently participated in a constructive dialogue session led by the Minister of Sports, Arts, and Culture. Discussions centered on resolving conflicts within sports federations and associations, underscoring the nation’s commitment to fostering a harmonious sports environment.

Tunisia Pays Tribute to AfroBasket Champions: Over the weekend, Tunisia paid homage to its basketball heroes who clinched three FIBA AfroBasket titles in the past 13 years. Players, coaches, and officials were lauded for their contributions, reaffirming Tunisia’s status as a basketball powerhouse.

Club Africain Triumphs in Tunisian Super Cup: Club Africain emerged victorious in the 2023 Tunisian Super Cup, securing a decisive 68-48 win over US Monastir. The triumph showcased Club Africain’s dominance on the domestic stage, setting a promising tone for the season ahead.

Al Ahly Benghazi Claims Libyan Super Cup: In a thrilling finale, Al Ahly Benghazi clinched the 2022-2023 LIBYAN SUPER CUP with a narrow 57-55 victory over Ittihad. Ghayth Almaghribi, standout performer for Libya, earned the MVP accolade, further solidifying his reputation in the basketball fraternity.

African Referees Vie for Olympic Selection: FIBA’s pre-selection of 40 referees for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Pre-Olympic Tournament includes notable names from Africa. Sara Elsharnouby (Egypt), Arnold Moseya (South Africa), Yann Davidson (Madagascar), and Wael Mostafa (Egypt) are among the esteemed officials shortlisted for the prestigious event.

Basketball Coaching Clinic in Morocco: Morocco played host to a comprehensive coaching clinic facilitated by France’s basketball coaching association in collaboration with the Royal Moroccan Basketball Federation. The initiative underscores a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering coaching excellence in the region.

As basketball enthusiasts eagerly await further developments, these highlights epitomize the vibrancy and passion that define African basketball.

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